Leaving Certificate Business

Leaving Certificate Business is a popular subject and is very factual so requires you to do a lot of learning. If you've done Business Studies for the Junior Cert, things should be a bit easier.

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You should try and keep an eye on business and current affairs in the news. The Business exam gives you a lot of choice but is marked quite strictly. 

Business Course Content

  • Conflicting interests
  • People in Business
  • Enterprise
  • Management
  • Communications
  • Household and Business Finance, Insurance, Taxation.
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Changing Role of Management
  • Monitoring a Business including ratio analysis.
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • Marketing
  • Starting up
  • Expansion
  • Business Sectors
  • Structure of Business
  • Community Development
  • Business, Government and Workers
  • Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business
  • The International Trading Environment
  • The European Union
  • International Business 

The Exam

Business is assessed by means of a written exam.

Higher Level – 3 hour paper (400 marks); 3 sections. 

Section 1 – Short questions (8/10) 80 marks. 
Section 2 – Applied Business Question – 80 marks (You must do this section).  
Section 3 – Long Questions (60 marks per question (Do 4 questions from7))

Ordinary Level – 2.5 hour paper (400 marks); 2 sections. 
Section 1 – Short Question (10/15) 100 marks. 
Section 2 – Long Questions (75 marks per question (Do 4 from 8)).

Future Careers  with Leaving Certificate Business

Leaving Cert Business is not an essential requirement for any courses in the CAO system. Possible careers include Management, Entrepreneur, Accountancy, Finance.


Download the Leaving Cert Business Syllabus

Download the leaving cert Business Chief Examiner's Report (2015)